PrepaidStart Privacy and Cookie Policy

Effective Date: May 25, 2018

This privacy policy describes how PrepaidStart collects and uses the personal information you provide on our web site: My Stores, owned and operated by PrepaidStart.

At PrepaidStart we care about the privacy of our visitors and we are committed to protecting your private data at all times. This privacy policy describes how PrepaidStart collects and uses the personal information, why we collect it and how we use it for our web site: My Stores. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users, in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

We will not collect any of your personal information that you do not volunteer to make available or consent to for further action. We do not sell, share, or rent this personal information to others in any way that we have not mentioned in this statement.

If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at customerservice@prepaidstart.com.

Personal information we collect

Personal information means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Personal information we collect from you when you use our Services

You choose to give us certain information when you decide to use our services. This includes:

  • Your name and email address when you create an account
  • Your postal address, your phone number and credit card information when you place an order
This information is used only to fulfill your specific request or process your order, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our contact lists. Once registered with PrepaidStart, you authorize us to use the information you provide to customize your interaction with our website.

Personal information we collect automatically when you use our Services

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information, for example IP addresses are tied to personally identifiable information in the remote situations of fraud investigation.

Personal information we collect using cookies and similar technologies

PrepaidStart and its partners use technologies such as cookies, or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and remember our users' settings (e.g. language preference, location etc), or for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
Most websites you visit use cookies to improve your user experience by allowing the website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

What do cookies do?
Cookies have lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site, for example, even after you “log in,” if you move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

How does PrepaidStart use cookies?
PrepaidStart and its partners use technologies such as cookies, or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and remember our users' settings (e.g. language preference, location etc), or for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

What third-party cookies does PrepaidStart use?
Trusted partners like ​Firebase, Facebook, Twitter, SendGrid, Quora​ etc and analytics companies like Google Analytics​ may also place cookies on your device. Please read our partners' privacy policies to ensure that you're comfortable with how they use cookies.

What should you do if you don’t want cookies to be set?
If you prefer, you may choose to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you should be aware that you might lose some functions of the website.

If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our Site, or any other site, you can do so through your browser setting. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should explain how. Alternatively, you can visit ​www.aboutcookies.org​, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your machine.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our Site, please refer to their websites for further information.

Personal information we collect from third parties

We partner with third party ad networks to either display advertising on our web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partners use cookies and web beacons to collect other information about your activities on this and other web sites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking here, or if located in the European Union click here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.

If you choose to sign up or log in to PrepaidStart using a social media account (Facebook, Google, etc), PrepaidStart will have access to the name and email address you registered in your social media account. Even if you remove the social media account you connected with from your PrepaidStart account, your name and email address will not be removed from your PrepaidStart account.

If you choose to use our referral service to refer a friend to our site we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. PrepaidStart stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at customerservice@prepaidstart.com to request that we remove this information from our database.

How do we protect your personal information

We use reasonable precautions to keep the personal information you disclose both in your browsing and your purchases and to never release this information to third parties. Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees have access to this information. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at customerservice@prepaidstart.com.

We may use some data collected to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities and violations of our Terms and Conditions.

Cookies

PrepaidStart and its partners use technologies such as cookies, or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and remember our users' settings (e.g. language preference, location etc), or for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

Offers and Promotions

With your consent, we will use the data you provide us to notify you of offers or products that may be of interest to you, but at no time will we provide your data to third parties for their own direct marketing activities.

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page or you can contact us at customerservice@prepaidstart.com.

Online adverts for PrepaidStart

In our efforts to match our products with the people interested in them, we use advertising services belonging to third party vendors, such as Google. Your visit on our website is likely to be a result of this third party service provided to us (AdWords, DoubleClick, etc), as well as a source to be exposed to future ads based on your past visits and interests. To opt out the use of cookies you should visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Our presence across the Internet is the outcome of this matching of users' preference and products available. In order to reach the right audience, the external companies we collaborate with (like Google or Quantcast) may use certain information to establish consumers' habits: visits to a website, goods and services to determine or predict our visitors' characteristics, behavior, or preferences.

Data collected from visits to our websites is matched by external companies to larger pools of data (from more websites) to deliver ads to people with similar browsing pattern to our visitors. Thus, consumers receive more relevant ads and advertisers benefit from more effective advertising.
Such data collected DOES NOT INCLUDE our visitor's name, address, email address, telephone number. More information on how Google stores such data in the user's browser (using a "cookie") can be found here.

Our Site includes links to other web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of PrepaidStart. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Web site you visit.

Our web site also includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

If you have given your consent, we will use the data you provide us to notify you of offers or products that may be of interest to you, but at no time will we provide your data to third parties for their own direct marketing activities.

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page or you can contact us at customerservice@prepaidstart.com.

Questions?

If you wish to change any information you have made available when registering, or have questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

PrepaidStart
4780 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Suite A236
Atlanta GA 30338
USA